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The Daily Princetonian

Philanthropy in China

In 2007, Princeton alumnus Sir Gordon Wu ’58, the namesake of Wu Hall in Butler College, completed payments of $100 million that he pledged to the university in 1995, bringing his total lifetime donations to over $118 million.He gave this donation to support the School of Engineering and Applied Science, particularly to increase the number of endowed professorships, supporting renovations and construction, and to provide fellowships to graduate students.

OPINION | 09/25/2014

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Princeton should provide broader financial aid

“Princeton IS affordable.” “For more than three decades, we've considered students for admission to Princeton without concern over their families' ability to pay —and offered aid to cover 100 percent of each admitted student’s need.” “We … meet 100 percent of each admitted student’s financial need with generous aid packages.” These are just a few examples of how the University brags about its financial aid packages on its financial aid website. Princeton’s peer institutions all spew the same rhetoric.

OPINION | 09/23/2014

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Called out by name

On Sept. 10, The Daily Princetonian published a news article, "Student charged with drug possession at Princeton Stadium," about an undergraduate student who was arrested by the University's Department of Public Safety for allegedly being in possession of marijuana and psilocybin, a compound found in psychedelic mushrooms, at the Princeton Stadium.

OPINION | 09/23/2014

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All books are equal, but some are more equal than others

In economics, a textbook would be called a highly inelastic good — each new generation of students inevitably needs it and, generally, each student will acquire it (often regardless of cost). Though the University's libraries have sets of these high-in-demand goods, they often sit on the shelves, unused, instead of being utilized by the students who need them the most. With each new semester comes a new list of textbooks to purchase for classes.

OPINION | 09/21/2014

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Soft chauvinism

My first day in Morocco, I was uncomfortable. After three days, I was angry. By the end of the week, I was more than ready to try out one of those female-only dystopian societies that science fiction writers find so captivating.

OPINION | 09/16/2014